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Philadelphia Trucking Firm Associate Pleads Guilty in CDL Fraud Case

On April 21, 2016, Vitalii Vitiuk, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court, Philadelphia, PA, to conspiracy to unlawfully produce identification documents. On March 23, 2016, a Federal grand jury returned a superseding indictment alleging that from approximately June 2014 through September 2015, Vitiuk and Volodymyr Kurylo conspired to unlawfully produce identification documents including Pennsylvania commercial driver license (CDL) permits, CDLs, non-commercial learner’s permits, and non-commercial driver’s licenses,.

The investigation determined that Kurylo and Vitiuk assisted individuals in obtaining fraudulent Pennsylvania CDLs under the auspices of VN Trucking. As part of the scheme, Kurylo and Vitiuk conspired to provide false residency documents to CDL students of VN Trucking who resided outside of Pennsylvania. This enabled the CDL students to illicitly obtain Pennsylvania non-commercial driver’s licenses, the precursor to obtaining a Pennsylvania CDL permit and a Pennsylvania CDL.

DOT-OIG is conducting this ongoing investigation jointly with the FBI. FMCSA has provided substantial assistance.